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Honors 101: Reading in Greek Texts: For example, Gilgamesh; Homer; Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Aristophanes; Plato; and Aristotle. The course strives to introduce students to critical reading and various reading strategies.

Honors 102: Reading in Classical and Medieval Texts: For example, Lucretius; Virgil; Ovid; Marcus Aurelius; Augustine; Boethius; Beowulf; the Song of Roland; Aquinas; Chaucer; and Dante. The course introduces students to genre, narration, and cultural context as factors influencing reading.

Honors 200: Special Topics: An elective course enriching the five-semester reading seminar program through selected events or additional readings. The precise content varies. The course can be repeated as the content changes per university regulations. This course is offered as needed.

Honors 201: Reading in Renaissance and Enlightenment Texts: For example, Luther; Erasmus; Hobbes; Shakespeare; Molière; Descartes; Montaigne; Bacon; Milton; Cervantes; Hume; Swift; and Smith. The course introduces the student to modernity.

Honors 202: Reading in Nineteenth-Century Texts: For example, Kant; Federalist Papers; Wordsworth; Keats; Goethe; Marx; Melville; Darwin; Flaubert; Mill; Emerson; Thoreau; Whitman; Twain; and Dostoevsky. The course introduces the student to the reception history of texts.

Honors 301: Reading in Twentieh-Century Texts: For example, Nietzsche; Freud; Kafka; Conrad; Joyce; James; Einstein; Dewey; Eliot; Wittgenstein; Camus; de Beauvoir; Foucault; and Pirandello. The course introduces the student to ideological influences upon reading.

Honors 401: Honors Project: The student plans, proposes, and carries out a reading or research project which integrates his/her core, major, and the honors program. The student works under the direction of the program director and a faculty expert.

 

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